This weekend was Dad’s bday and his special bday choice was to have a picnic at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and then take a stroll through the spring bloom. It was threatening to rain right before we left, and even on and off throughout, but it maintained perfection! We had not been there in so long, and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely picnic under a beautifully white blooming tree, treats from Sweet Dreams (Dad’s favorite sweet shop in Glenview), and then a wonderful stroll through the gardens. I am still revelling in the peacefulness of the day and each little bit of perfection we were graced with. It was a wonderful outing and just so special to celebrate Dad’s bday with him, AND have SBJ there with us! Family outings are rare these days with his work schedule, so this was even extra special! Yippee for days like that!